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Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Friday, April 18th in observance of Good Friday and Sunday, April 20th in observance of Easter. The Main Library will be open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the Yalesville Branch 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 19th. Regular hours resume Monday, April 21st.

Understanding Adolescent Impulsivity, Everyday Stress, and How to Cope with the Big Stuff

Monday, April 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Dr. Beth RussellDr. Beth Russell, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Relations at the UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will give a basic overview of how our ability to face stress and cope changes over time, starting in early childhood and progressing through adolescence and adulthood. Together we will consider the challenges families face when a child or parent is struggling with a particular stressor and how each individual has developmental needs and skills that can be supported to make it through tough times. Presented by the American Association of University Women and the University of Connecticut.

Home Grown Poetry: A Celebration of Local Poets

Saturday, April 26th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

confettiCelebrate National Poetry Month and the 5th anniversary of our poetry group Saturday Mornings with Poetry!

Relax in a cafe setting for an afternoon of poetry readings, music, and refreshments brought to you and inspired by our local community. Poetry has always been a more intimate affair than prose, and the best way to experience it is to see it performed in person. Please join us in congratulating SMwP on their 5th anniversary and hear local poets performing their poems in an intimate and relaxing venue. Music and refreshments will add to the festive atmosphere.

Reel Conversation: Ladies in Lavender

Ladies in Lavender movie posterSaturday, April 19th at 1:00 the Community Room

Together we will watch the film and then share in a discussion led by Brooks Appelbaum and Dennis Bell. Please join us. Judi Dench and Maggie Smith will certainly give us something to talk about! This film is rated PG-13.

Documentary Film: Paper Clips

Paper Clips movie posterWednesday, April 9th at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Paper Clips is a documentary about students in Tennessee who try to collect six million paper clips to represent the 6 million killed in the Holocaust. You will never look at a paper clip the same way again. We are screening this film in honor of Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Month. This film is rated G and has a running time of 84 minutes.

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